D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN


David L. Peden

February 10, 1936January 6, 2020

David L. Peden, 83, passed away on January 6, 2020. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on February 10, 1936 the son of the late Cloyce and Ruth Peden. David graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954 he then obtained an Associates Degree from International Business College in 1958. David served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for three years being honorably discharged in July of 1962. He worked at International Harvester/Navistar for 32 years until his retirement in 1992. David was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. David enjoyed music, motorcycles and tinkering in the garage. He will be remembered as a cherished and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Barbara Peden; children, Teena (John) Humphrey, Tracy (Michael) Peden-Hoeft, and Trent (Diana) Peden; grandchildren, Kimberly Milewski, Heather (Christopher) Schillinger, Bailee (Skyler) King, Jansen Humphrey, Hunter Peden, and Todd Humphrey; great-grandchildren, Allie Justice, Cooper Schillinger, and Evelynn Peden; siblings, Vivian (Jack) Miller, Nancy Peden, Sharon Talerico, and Suzanne (David) Stocksdale. He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Peden; brother, Thomas Peden; brothers-in-law, Donald Suelzer and Jim Talerico; and sister-in-law, Cindy Brantley. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at D.O.McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017, Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.



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Steve Isch

January 18, 2020

I loved Dave like a father. He was a great man. I always remember him in the kitchen eating crackers and sardines. My thoughts and prayers go to Barb and the rest of the family. Peace be with you. Much love coming your way


January 12, 2020

Dave and I were very good friends in high school. Also in the Air National Guard. I offer my sincere sympathy to all his family.

Jerry and Vicky Herald and Michael

January 10, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts.

Jerry and Vicky

Gloria Williams

January 8, 2020

I had the honor of meeting Dave and Barb around 20 years ago, Dave just had a way of giving you advice- whether you like it or not. He was a kind and great man father grandfather friend brother husband and so on. Everyone loved and respected him. He will be sincerely missed.

Jinx Phillips

January 8, 2020

Rich and I are so very sorry for your loss, please let us know if there is anything we can help with. We loved Dave very much and have enjoyed countless conversations with him over the years. We never saw him without a smile.

Phil & Liz Larson

January 8, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your dad Tracy. You and your family have our thoughts and prayers. May peace and love surround you.
With Love,
Phil & Liz

Gretchen Stuart

January 7, 2020

Teena, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family my deepest condolences and warm hugs.

Much love,

Alice and Dan Long

January 7, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Dan and Alice Long

Heather Schillinger

January 7, 2020

Heather Schillinger

January 7, 2020

My Grandpa:
To the man who taught me the beauty of jazz, how to play a damn good hand of euchre, and how to drive a boat. To the man who I had never once saw mad, to the man who taught me how to carry on well mannered. To the man who graced me with more wisdom than nearly anyone else to this day. To the man who always picked me up to sit me on his workbench so I could draw all over his wall and make beautiful art, and would allow me to accompany him on his daily midnight walks around the block. And to the man who always made sure his pool was only the best and extra heated for all his family and our friends. This world will not be the same without you. And I hope everyone is blessed with a man like you. How badly I wish you made it long enough to watch me bring home that master degree... because I know how damn proud of me you were. Forever and always with me 01/06/2020.